lux·​u·​ri·​ous | \(ˌ)ləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs, (ˌ)lək-ˈshu̇r-\

Definition of luxurious 

1 : characterized by opulence, sumptuousness, or rich abundance : of, relating to, or marked by luxury luxurious accommodations

2 : pleasure loving : fond of luxury or self-indulgence luxurious tastes luxurious feeling

3 : of the finest and richest kind luxurious cashmeres a luxurious chocolate sauce

4 : lecherous

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Other Words from luxurious

luxuriously adverb
luxuriousness noun

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sensuous, sensual, luxurious, voluptuous mean relating to or providing pleasure through gratification of the senses. sensuous implies gratification of the senses for the sake of aesthetic pleasure. the sensuous delights of great music sensual tends to imply the gratification of the senses or the indulgence of the physical appetites as ends in themselves. a life devoted to sensual pleasures luxurious suggests the indulgence of sensuous pleasure inducing bodily ease and languor. a luxurious hotel voluptuous implies more strongly an abandonment especially to sensual pleasure. a voluptuous feast

Examples of luxurious in a Sentence

one of the country's most luxurious resorts a store that caters to the luxurious tastes of the rich

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Instead of luxurious hotels with fluffy bathrobes, the athletes stay in something a lot closer to a college dorm (womp). Emma Baty, Cosmopolitan, "See What It Actually Looks Like Inside the Olympic Village," 22 Feb. 2018 His parents, David and Jane Matthews, own the luxurious Eden Rock Hotel in St. Barths, where James and Pippa have vacationed. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "10 Things to Know About Pippa Middleton's Husband James Matthews," 16 Oct. 2018 Ziplining at Louisville Mega Cavern, a former limestone quarry Near Shanghai, China, a luxurious, 19-story Shimao Wonderland InterContinental Hotel is being built in an old stone quarry and is scheduled to open later this year. Gordon Dickson, star-telegram, "This Fort Worth quarry will be transformed with hotels, a beach and even a ferris wheel | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 Mar. 2018 The Grand Hotel Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon, AZ Just a mile south of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim entrance, The Grand Hotel Grand Canyon (from $279/night) is the most luxurious stay while visiting of the natural wonders of the world. Nena Farrell, Sunset, "10 Fun Family-Friendly Hotels," 22 Jan. 2018 The portable bathrooms, the kind usually set up for film divas, are luxurious. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Outdoor Outpost of Tulum, in Hudson Square," 3 July 2018 The shampoo, like all of Ouai’s products, is super luxurious and promises to leave your pet-fluencer’s hair/fur shiny and smooth. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "The Kardashians’ Hairstylist Is Releasing $28 Dog Shampoo," 2 July 2018 The Range Rover is luxurious, but its plush air suspension is fragile. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "This Old Land Rover Is the Best Road-Trip Truck," 1 July 2018 The 400-square-feet guest cabanas are as luxurious as the residential units, said Vivian Bonet, spokeswoman for the developer, Premier Riva. Lisa J. Huriash,, "Riva luxury condo in Fort Lauderdale has cabana studios for residents' guests to use," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of luxurious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 4

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English Language Learners Definition of luxurious

: very comfortable and expensive : richly appealing

: feeling or showing a desire for expensive things


lux·​u·​ri·​ous | \ˌləg-ˈzhu̇r-ē-əs, ˌlək-ˈshu̇r-\

Kids Definition of luxurious

1 : very fine and comfortable : having an appealing rich quality a luxurious home

2 : feeling or showing a desire for fine and expensive things He has luxurious tastes.

Other Words from luxurious

luxuriously adverb

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